crystallophone

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noun crys·tal·lo·phone \ˈkri-stə-lō-ˌfōn, kri-ˈsta-lə-\

Definition of crystallophone

plural

crystallophones

  1. :  a class of musical instruments (such as the musical glasses or glass harmonica) containing glass components and whose sound is produced by causing the glass to vibrate by striking or rubbing — compare lithophone, metallophone

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1951

First Known Use of crystallophone

1951


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